Classes and Workshops are one of the
best ways to get through to your own artistic talents. The basic
disciplines of the art of painting will help any artist learn and grow.
But more importantly, artists need to establish a firm foundation on
which to be themselves -- without it, you could spend years getting
through what should be just the beginning!
All workshops are limited to 12
students with a minimum of 5. We will be painting the beautiful hills,
ranches and beaches of the west Petaluma area en plein air. Daily
demonstrations will emphasize seeing the abstract design in the
landscape. Painting (all prima) the direct approach, seeing the big
shapes, and relationships of grays to color and color harmony, aka the
F.I.S.H. School of Color. You
will learn the importance of observation rather than the use of
formulas, and to paint what you actually see and feel. We explore
composition, design, value and color harmony, brushwork and edges. I
take beginners to professional, all levels are welcome. Each day starts
with a demo, after which you will get to paint and put into practice
what you have learned. Demos are directed toward oil painting, but are
applicable to all painting media. I work individually with each student,
and everyone gets plenty of attention from me!
For my local workshops
in the West Sonoma/Marin County area, we
meet at our first day location, which you will be notified of the week
prior (with considerations to weather). Our schedule is 9:00am until 4pm
each day, with a break for lunch mid-day. For plein air workshops we
will likely meet at different locations each day. Transportation is not
included during the workshop; you must provide your own vehicle or ride
with a friend. You will also need your own supplies.
A supply list and all workshop
information will be sent to you once your payment is received. Your
payment is fully refundable 30 days or more prior to the works, but
non-refundable 29 days or less.
What students are saying:
"I’d LOVE to
have you teach me a lot! Looking forward to it! I never had anyone
really explain so
much to me as you did today… It was ENLIGHTENING!
Thanks so much!"